Rabbitohs and Queensland captain Greg Inglis has announced his retirement, only a month into the new NRL season.
The 32-year-old fronted a press conference at Redfern to confirm he will hang up the boots after a stellar 15-year career where he has achieved just about every honour in the game.
Retirement: Greg Inglis arrives at Redfern on Monday.Credit:AAP
Speculation had swirled the two-time Dally M medallist was on the verge of quitting the game in recent weeks as he struggled with persistent injury, a decision he formalised in front a of a huge media throng on Monday.
"What a career," he said.
Inglis has been battling arthritis in a shoulder and persistent knee injuries and has been open about his mental health battle in recent years.
He featured in the Rabbitohs' opening two wins against the Roosters and Dragons this season, but was sent away by coach Wayne Bennett last week to mull his future after missing the club's last three matches.
He finishes his career with 263 NRL games for both the Storm and Rabbitohs as well as 39 appearances for Australia.
He made 32 appearances for Queensland in the State of Origin arena, captaining the side for the first time last year after Cameron Smith's representative retirement.
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